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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 11, 2013 9:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

But the point isn't your fave song. It's what your fave song says about you. So, I take it that Eyes is your pick because you eat pandas? And other things with eyes?

It's too hard to pick a favorite, but when I have to, I generally say TOO and StSt. What that says about me is ... ummmm ... that I have good taste in music. Which is applicable to everyone here, I think. But definitely not to young Journey a la Prius. Someday he'll grow up. And then we can be scared. Very scared.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 12, 2013 6:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You - Good Taste!

Right on cue - THE NY Times has this to say about OUR good taste today:

AMERICANS didn’t always ask so many questions or expect so much in their quest for enjoyment. It was enough for them simply to savor a good cigar, a nice bottle of wine or a tasty morsel of cheese.

photo: A bottle of Chateau Petrus, Pomerol vintage 1975.

Not anymore. Driven by a relentless quest for “the best,” we increasingly see every item we place in our grocery basket or Internet shopping cart as a reflection of our discrimination and taste. We are not consumers. We have a higher calling. We are connoisseurs.

Connoisseurship has never been more popular. Long confined to the serious appreciation of high art and classical music, it is now applied to an endless cascade of pursuits. Leading publications, including The New York Times, routinely discuss the connoisseurship of coffee, cupcakes and craft beers; of cars, watches, fountain pens, lunchboxes, stereo systems and computers; of tacos, pizza, pickles, chocolate, mayonnaise, cutlery and light (yes, light, which is not to be confused with the specialized connoisseurship of lighting). And the Grateful Dead, of course.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/business/connoisseurship-expands-beyond-high-art-and-classical-music.html?_r=0

A toast to my fellow connoisseurs!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 12, 2013 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You - Good Taste!

And then they don't even make another reference to Grateful Dead Connoisseurship. C'mon, NYT, where's the sidebar?

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 12, 2013 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

I get it. But 'Eyes' really does represent me. I dont know
where the nut-thatch winters, but I do know my wings are a mile long. And I cant call my soul a critic, no. etc...

I find it intersting that your 2 favs are completely different.
One is free form with 2 short verses (TOO)that could go on
forever. And it has its basis: Getting busted for smilin on a cloudy day (true story) and Cowboy Neal (as we all
know, BLESS HIS SOUL)
And the other is a stuctured, very lyrical, and an
imaginative piece. What a lot of fleeting matters you have spurned. You must be complicated.
PLEASE dont offense to that. Jokes... One man gathers what
another woman spills.

So does TOO and StSt represent you? Or they just your favs?
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Did it matter, does it now?
I would answer if I only knew how.

Answers aplenty in the
bye and bye...

Sent from my Ipad~

edit ~http://archive.org/details/gd1966-02-12.sbd.bershaw.9515.shnf

another edit ~intersting? that was before my 1st cup of coffee. interesting is I am sure what you must have read.
Maybe I should switch beverages...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 12, 2013 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

I think there are different categories: Favorite overall song and favorite lyrics aren't really the same. So for me, when I say "favorite song," I'm reacting to the whole sound, not necessariy the lyrics per se. That would be a whole other thread ......

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 13, 2013 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

oh gawd. not another thread... ;)
I understand and respect you opinion